February 28, 2003

Spring training is here

Spring training is here!

Go Tribe!!

Posted by Andrew at 11:43 PM

February 27, 2003

Opera 7.02 is out

Opera has released version 7.02 of its browser.

This is a minor maintenance release.

Posted by Andrew at 06:37 PM

February 23, 2003

Library Lookup

John Udell's Library Lookup allows you to automatically look to see if books mentioned on a web page are available at your local library.

A must for any bibliophile.

Posted by Andrew at 05:00 AM

February 22, 2003

Which OS Are You?

BBspot has a differnt sort of personality quiz.... "Which OS are you?"

I am:

I am Debian
Which OS are You?

It looks like I'm a Debian kind of guy.

After reading the page with all possible results, I really wish that I could have been Slackware :).

Posted by Andrew at 03:38 PM | Comments (1)

February 17, 2003

Does security piss you off?

If you've experienced any instance of security overkill during the past few months, now is your chance to vent.

Privacy International is now holding its "Stupid Security" competition

Posted by Andrew at 09:10 PM

Will you have to start paying tax on those Amazon orders?

The Battle Over Online Sales Tax Turns Acrimonious

Yet another chapter in the story of online sales tax.

Posted by Andrew at 08:43 PM

February 12, 2003

Thinking about brewing

Been thinking about starting homebrewing again. I used to brew quite a bit about ten years ago, but stopped when good quality micro-brews started popping up everywhere.

Lately, I've been thinking about starting up again.

Spent the night browsing around Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies.

Posted by Andrew at 08:22 PM

February 05, 2003

Web Site Optimization book

Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization
by Andy King

Andy King's, founder of WebReference.com and JavaScript.com, new book focuses on making your site smaller and quicker to download.

I haven't read the entire book yet, but the exerpts on WebReference.com provides some very useful tips on optimizing JavaScript. You can view of detailed table of contents on the book's site.

Buy the Book at Amazon

Posted by Andrew at 10:52 PM

Opera 7.01 is out

Opera has already released an update to the latest version of their browser.

Posted by Andrew at 09:08 PM

February 04, 2003

2 Teams of Architects to Compete for Ground Zero Design

2 Teams of Architects to Compete for Ground Zero Design

One more story from The New York Times. This one outlines two plans for the rebuilding of Ground Zero of the World Trade Center.

I particularly liked some aspects of the plan by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Part of the plan is a "pit" that is outlined by the old WTC's slurry wall and would:

A museum that would cantilever over the pit would serve as an entrance to the Ground Zero memorial. In addition, two large public spaces at ground level would also commemorate the victims; the park areas would be located to catch rays of sunlight each year on Sept. 11, from the time of the first attack to the collapse of the north tower.
Posted by Andrew at 10:56 PM

Space Station in Danger

Now, the Space Station: Grieving, Imperiled

The International Space Station relies on the shuttle missions more than I would have ever thought. For one, the station relies on the shuttle to deliver fuel that allows it to maintain its orbit. Also, the shuttle is the only vehicle that is currently able to deliver four-story truss sections that comprise the main body of the station. Without future shuttle visits, the station will not be able to expand.

Posted by Andrew at 08:28 PM